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Faulty quake design exposes consent failures - Christchurch quake survivor

A man who narrowly avoided the CTV building collapse in the 2011 earthquake says a new case of poor seismic design shows building consent failings.

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9 December 2019

Two-tonne metal structure flies over fence and lands on athletics spectators

Two spectators to a secondary school athletics event were seriously injured when a two-tonne metal structure was picked up by a wind gust, thrown over a fence, and landed on them.

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9 December 2019

Homeowners who fought Stanley Group call for policing of builders

Marc Collins and his neighbours in the idyllic Auckland waterfront street of Provence Esplanade are calling for politicians to protect ordinary people from incompetent, error-prone builders who hike prices during construction.

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9 December 2019

Council fails to spot 10 serious flaws in Christchurch high-rise

The Christchurch City Council consented a structural design for an eight-storey building that a rookie engineer could tell at a glance was flawed.

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6 December 2019

Bill to empower urban development projects

New legislation to transform our urban areas and create sustainable, inclusive and thriving communities will tomorrow be introduced to Parliament, Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford said.

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5 December 2019


Thousands of quake-prone buildings in need of work yet to be identified

Councils estimate they have yet to identify 10,000 buildings nationwide that are earthquake-prone and need upgrading or demolition.

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5 December 2019

Satellite's eye in the sky gives councils oversight

Alexandra's Xerra Earth Observation Institute is partnering with Auckland Council on a system for urban change detection.

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29 November 2019

'Cavalier' builder fined over five unconsented tiny homes in backyard

A "cavalier" Marlborough man who built five tiny houses and tried to sell some on TradeMe said he didn't think he needed building consent because they were moveable.

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28 November 2019

Engineered timber versus concrete and steel for commercial buildings - what's the cost difference?

Using engineered timber instead of concrete and steel on commercial buildings may not be a lot more expensive, big construction firm Naylor Love says

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28 November 2019

Engineers identify a number of problems with Lower Hutt library

The historic Petone Settlers Museum is no longer considered earthquake prone but the news is not so good for Lower Hutt's War Memorial Library.

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27 November 2019

Deputy asks for review of consents process

Invercargil's deputy mayor has called for an independent review of the council's consent processes after a survey highlighted concerns from more than 60 people.

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27 November 2019

Fletcher Building yet to reveal cost of two-year delay in completion of Christchurch airport Novotel

Christchurch's brand new $80 million airport hotel has finally opened, almost two years behind schedule.

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26 November 2019

Building consent inconsistencies highlighted

Property developers and builders say consenting authorities (BCAs) are failing in their duty to "demystify" the consenting process.

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25 November 2019

Class action by owners of buildings clad in 'combustible' panels being lined up

Law firm Russell McVeagh has lined up Australian litigation lender IMF Bentham to fund a class action lawsuit for owners of buildings clad in "combustible" aluminium panels.

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25 November 2019

Kaikoura quake a reminder of need for resilient design - engineer

The Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes have done a lot to change building owners and developers' views when it comes to designing for earthquake safety, a Wellington engineer says.

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19 November 2019

Council unable to identify possible defective buildings in capital

Checks have been made on the quality of the earthquake design of several buildings in Christchurch, but Wellington has been unable to follow suit.

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18 November 2019

Fletcher opens giant Wiri prefab house-building factory: 22-week build could be just 6 weeks

Fletcher Building has today opened its long-awaited giant new high-tech pre-fabricated house-building factory, aiming to cut a 22-week lead time down to six weeks.

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18 November 2019

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As part of our HR Division service, we will interview you to assess your skills and abilities and understand your time frames and preferred locations.

We can then work with you to find and apply for building surveying roles in New Zealand. We actively recruit on behalf of building surveying employers and can keep you updated on available jobs and assist you with the full process.

Send your cv to recruitment@boinz.org.nz and find out how we can support your move to New Zealand.

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